New 118 model for Ducale Series from Ocean King
Friday, June 1, 2018 3:19 PM
Hot on the heels of winning the best rebuilt superyacht category for 40m Genesia at the World Superyacht Awards, Ocean King of Chioggia near Venice has announced a new 118 model in its Ducale series of Ocean King Explorers.
With model sizes of 88, 108, and now the 118 confirmed and a 148 under development, this series designed by the VYD Studio of Venice, is one that oozes sleek, sexy, ultra-contemporary lines and styling.
On the development of the Ducale 118, Paolo Dose of VYD Studio says “Since the very beginning of the project the guideline we have decided with the builder was to emphasize all the features of a true explorer yacht. We have then pushed forward the superstructure so to have an extremely voluminous aft space which will allow the guests to enjoy a versatile multifunctional area.”
Being full displacement and built with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure construction as per all Ocean Kings, the Ducale 118 was designed to achieve an elegant and timeless look on a rock solid platform, whilst appealing at the same time with a modern and distinctive Italian style.
The huge aft deck area opens up plenty of opportunities including toy storage and tender storage up to 9m long. With the tender storage on the aft deck an enclosed tender garage is unnecessary and larger tender models can be accommodated. When the tenders and toys are removed, the deck is transformed into a grand, sweeping, huge beach club area which can be covered by a removable sun awning or left open alfresco evenings under the stars.
Interior volumes are massive with the Ducale 118 offering 402 GT that allows for a generous five cabin interior layout with the master being a full beam arrangement on the main deck and incorporating an office, and an upper deck that has separate Captains quarters aft of the wheelhouse.
Alberto Ballerin of Ocean King says “these are exciting times for Ocean King. With the addition of the Ducale 118 to the Ducale series we can offer to our customers a completely different type of Explorer Yacht. One that they can be absolutely assured of the strength and ruggedness and long-range ocean cruising capability that all Ocean Kings are known for.”